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APPENDIX D Summary Report for the CAPTA Pilot Test with the Virginia DOT, February 13, 2008 Attendees: SAIC: Kevin Duffy and Michael Smith VDOT Operations and Security Division: Mike Washburn Donna Pletch Byron Marshall Paul Szatkowski Summary of Activity On February 13, 2008, a pilot test of the CAPTA methodology was conducted with the Virginia Department of Transportation Operations and Security Division. The pilot test was conducted using asset data provided by VDOT. Both Kevin Duffy and Michael Smith signed non-disclosure agreements regarding protection of potentially security sensitive information about VDOT assets used in the pilot test. For the purposes of the pilot test, the VDOT Operations and Security Divi- sion provided information on a total of 67 assets representing a range of Virginia's transportation infrastructure, including bridges (rural, urban, Interstate, and arterial), tunnels (including both sub-aqueous and bored or cut-and-cover tunnels), administrative and support facilities (admin- istrative buildings, TMCs, etc.), and ferry boats. This range of asset classes and individual assets were selected primarily to demonstrate how the CAPTA methodology works and to discover any problems with either the fundamental approach of the methodology or the functioning of the CAPTool Microsoft Excel spreadsheet model used to implement the methodology rather than to identify critical assets for VDOT and potential countermeasures for VDOT. The methodology was demonstrated using the selected assets, allowing VDOT participants to select hazards and threats of interest and set consequence thresholds for each asset class. VDOT participants offered suggestions and agreed to review the tool and provide comments to the study team. User Feedback During the course of the pilot site demonstration, several observations were made that required either enhancements or corrections to the CAPTool spreadsheet used to implement the model. The VDOT participants provided feedback following the demonstration as follows: The Virginia Department of Transportation participated with a pilot review of the MRAM (now CAPTA). VDOT provided data to the design team and provided comments during the review. The CAPTA tool is effective for storing, sorting, and managing the details of critical infrastructures. Direct 51

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52 CAPTA Final Report downloads of information to populate the CAPTA tool would be very beneficial. CAPTA allows users the flexibility to adjust the importance of a facility and expand key criteria. CAPTA has a feature to estimate the benefits of mitigation strategies. This feature would require frequent updates for cost figures. Furthermore, this feature may or may not incorporate unique infra- structure requirements that could impact the strategy's cost or usefulness, i.e., harsh maritime climates, environmental restrictions, interference, etc. The labor impact of analyzing and updating, on a state prospective, for such detail is unknown. Following the pilot test, the study team found additional corrections and improvements in either the performance or presentation of the tool. These are listed below along with action taken to address them. No. Comment Description Current Status 1 Correct error in cost estimator for Ferry assets. Accepted Ensure that Manual Override feature is properly implemented 2 Accepted and explained. 3 Revise color scheme to support B&W printing. Accepted Change Highway Bridge mission threshold from "Level I", etc. 4 Accepted to "Demand Percentile I", etc. Add 2 more rows to Summary that contain total # of 5 Accepted countermeasures selected, total # of unique countermeasures. Place icons on each page of the spreadsheet to show progress 6 Accepted through the six-step process. Summary Result The VDOT pilot test confirmed the usefulness of the CAPTA methodology and CAPTool, the related computer-based spreadsheet. The pilot test provided an opportunity to discover several errors in the spreadsheet model as well as several enhancements that will improve the performance of the spreadsheet model, the user interface, and the presentation of the results.